POLYCHROMA / KEIYAKU / BERTHOLDT @ IMVU
I am currently a 20-year-old student trying to survive while taking care of myself.
I typically take character commissions and draw a lot, along with cosplay, messing around with makeup, wigs, and a lot of other things.
I draw NSFW and the such I have done close to almost every theme I can get my hands on but I am still trying to improve on my art, and I’ve been drawing for a little over 14 years.
also i think this website is bullshit for allowing chicks in lingerie with their asses out. giant tits that make no sense, and tons of others but not people eating a sausage
Why do you do what you do?
At first I did it to help my family out of a financial situation.
Now that life is improving, I’ve slowly decided to slow down and do it because I enjoy it, not to stress myself out.
I loved art since I was a kid, and having it turn into a chore/job has quickly made me tired.
I’m doing art now as a side income and to pay for my hobbies, and to feed myself through college.
How do you work?
I typically start out with a quick concept sketch- not very detailed, just enough to show how I envision something. Once the sketch is confirmed, I slowly work up from there, line art and refine, and paint over or color in.
Usually finished versions don’t look much like their initial sketches since I change and improve as I go, so I post WIP shots often.
What’s your background?
I am a Malaysian Chinese human with various issues and woes.
I have a twisted sense of humor.
I sometimes draw NSFW and such, and I’ve mostly drawn females.
I am still trying to improve on my art, and I’ve been drawing for a little over 13 years.
What’s integral to the work of an artist?
Honestly in my opinion, as an artist you have to have some sort of discipline on how you work and practice, and the ability to accept and use critique to your best. Motivation is a good thing but it likes to take vacations and bail on you, but discipline doesn’t.
How has your practice changed over time?
I started out with really basic editing/drawing over/tracing, and honestly over time I found that I preferred digitally drawing things more than editing even though it takes longer, simply because seeing the end product is quite satisfying after toiling and slaving over it for a long time.
What art do you most identify with?
Surrealism, dark themed art, some nsfw, bright colors, painty styles.
What work do you most enjoying doing?
I enjoy myself the most when I enjoy the theme of the art I do.
What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
I recall that my parents and my grandmother weren’t around much, and I got lonely, so I used to draw myself “friends” on paper and play with my dolls.
The drawing thing became more of a bigger role eventually from that point, since when I get lonely I just drew myself “friends.”
What themes do you pursue?
I typically adore mythical, dark, fantasy, or folklore.
I really tend to make characters and art based on those themes a lot.
What’s your scariest experience?
Realizing after all this while, I’ve forgotten who I was, and that I’ve lost sight of who I wanted to become.
What is an artistic outlook on life?
It varies from person to person, but for me, it’s how I see different stories, backgrounds and different colors.
Different days inspire different stories, different feelings, different art pieces.
It’s knowing that when you look at someone, that person has their own canvas to paint their life on, and their life is just as vivid as your own.
And when people get together, you know they’ve started a canvas together to spill out their feelings and emotions into something vivid and bright.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
The most memorable one was when I did an art piece for someone for their dad for Father’s Day.
They had printed it out and framed it, which made me quite happy, and they’ve sent me a picture too.
It also made me happy when one of my friends printed out the art I’ve done for them and stuck it up on their wall.
It’s knowing you’re being appreciated that is quite satisfying.
What do you dislike about the art world?
When people argue about how someone is copying someone else, or start drama, etc. It’s tiring. Stop.
Art is mostly influenced by likes and dislikes. Please don’t try to ruin someone’s love and passion with petty shit.
What do you dislike about your work?
My anatomy and tendency to do the same things mostly. I’m still trying to learn, and hopefully eventually I’ll be decent.
What do you like about your work?
My noses. They get me a lot of praise.
Maybe how smooth and soft my coloring is sometimes.
My concepts / OC art / designs.
Favourite or most inspirational place?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
“Learn to love and save yourself before you try to save others.”
Professionally, what’s your goal?
To be able to work in a prestigious industry and be able to do what I love.